Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Moonstone

I love moonstone glassware!  Moonstone was made by Anchor Hocking in the 1940's.  My Mom remembers this from her girlhood days and has collected this pattern for a few years.  I recently started picking up pieces for myself.  I brought the larger bowl home with me from Seattle and found the two smaller ones at a local shop this past weekend.

I just love the look of clear hobnail with the ruffled milky-white edges.


The cream and sugar came from a great little antique shop in Alma. (Isn't this a wonderful old limestone building?)


I collect other types of glassware too but I will have to share those with you on another post.   Any other depression glass lovers out there?

Thank you to hosts:
Faded Charm,  White Wednesday
The Colorado Lady, Vintage Thingie Thursday

36 comments:

  1. You have some very pretty pieces. My daughters mother in law collects that and has quite a few pieces. I have a couple of pieces and love how the edge takes on a bluish tone on some of them. Thanks for sharing, Sherry

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  2. I love moonstone too! Thanks for following my photo blog! I hope to see you stop by my foodie/reading/sewing/cats blog too!

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  3. I love love love depression glass - among many others. I recently received some pink depression glass and two lovely pieces of milk glass - another passion of mine. They came from our oldest daughter's mother-in-law. Before she passed away she asked if I would like the pieces and our son-in-law was honored to bring them to me - they will always be extra special.

    Your pieces are fabulous!!!! I'd love to see more.

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  4. aha...so that is what those pieces are called. I think they are beautiful and love the vintage appeal. You have pretty pieces! woot...!

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  5. I love your moonstone glassware. I've never seen any before, it probably didn't get out to Australia. I collect green depression glass. There is some from America, but most in Australia originated from England and Europe.

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  6. I didn't know the name for that type of glassware. It's very pretty. Your blog is looking sweet, too. I love your new header.

    Have the loveliest day
    ~Molly

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  7. My grandmother had some pieces of this lovely glassware. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    xo
    Claudia

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  8. It is getting harder and harder to find Moonstone in North Carolina. It is a beautiful pattern and it is good to see someone loving it and enjoying it's vintage beauty.

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  9. Beautiful dishes! I love them! These pieces are real treasures.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  10. I have seen and heard of this for many years. It used to be very popular and I still think it is a very pretty pattern.

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  11. It is beautiful and must be a fascinating hobby. I have a friend that collects special glassware but I can't remember the name.

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  12. I never understood the appeal of Depression glass, but I think that is a pretty pattern.

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  13. Lovely dishes!

    Happy Thursday.

    Melinda

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  14. I received my first piece of hobnail glass around the age of 16 and have been fascinated with it ever since. I don't have a large collection but the examples I have are very special to me...

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  15. Wow these are wonderful pieces! AND! I am so excited about this part...I have a piece of this that belonged to my grandmother, I think its called a "Bridal Basket" and I have never, ever known the name until I read your post!
    So glad I follow you:)
    Terry

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  16. Oh the moonstone glass is beautiful, I'll keep my eye out for you. I know what you mean about the little pink angels I found they give me a warm and fuzzy feeling too. I am not sure I'll be able to sell those! Hugs, Diane

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  17. I've always though this pattern was very pretty~ so nice to know its name now!

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  18. I never knew what this is called - nice to have a name to put to a very pretty collection.

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  19. How lovely...I've never come across these before..now I'll have to keep my eyes open!

    Thank you for a lovely post...

    Lynette

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  20. I adore depression glass. I have pink pieces, amber pieces, and lots of green pieces. I'll have to post about more of it later. I love this moonstone pattern. I think I have a piece of that. It's a cigarette box but I use it for my watches on my dresser. Do you know if they made that in this pattern? Your pieces are so gorgeous.

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  21. I just love your moonstone pieces...I love all depression glassware and these are especially beautiful with the milky rims.

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  22. Yes...I have my grandmother's pink depression glassware. Later on this fall I intend to share some of it in blog posts. Your pieces are beautiful, Gayle.

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  23. Yes, I collect pink and green depression glass too. I also have the Pfaltzgraff "Folk Art" pattern I see in one of your posts. Thanks for the follow!

    Sue~

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  24. I never knew that this type of glass was called moonstone. It's lovely and so is that sandstone building!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  25. I've seen it before, and also didn't know it was called moonstone. My mother has a few pieces, but to her they are just "old dishes".

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  26. I love VTT, I'd never heard of Moonstone glass ware before. What a lovely collection you have!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  27. Oh I love the stuff..this moonstone is lovely..I have some pieces I just got..in a light blue colour. Thanks for sharing yours. xooxox

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  28. How petite and pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  29. Yes! I'm silly about Vaseline glass ;) Your moonstone is beautiful. I'd collect that, too.

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  30. Those are gorgeous! I'm heading to Eureka Springs, AR again. WOOT WOOT!

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  31. This is beautiful glassware, and I had no idea of the name...love to learn something new~!~ Have a great VTT.

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  32. Wow, I've never ever seen this and it's fabulous! Anchor hocking made the best stuff, I swear!

    Tracy

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  33. Hello Daisy, thanks for stopping by neck neck of the woods. I love love that glassware. I have given away most of my things that were my grandparents since I continue to get things from my big family. I have started giving my grands one of our heirlooms when they marry. I still have too much stuff. Come again. Blessings
    QMM

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  34. I learn something every week on VTT. These are great pieces, especially the sugar and creamer. Great post.

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  35. I've seen this beautiful glassware before but never knew what it is called. It's so very pretty, and how lucky you were to find more pieces.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies